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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

F/T - Data Jedi, NYU Ctr for Urban Sci (NY)


The Center for Urban Science + Progress is hiring a research information scientist who will be responsible for collecting, developing, collating, archiving and communicating information about research datasets in the CUSP data facility. The research information scientist will serve as an information specialist, programmer, and ETL engineer. This is a full time position that will help maintain CUSP's strong ties to the NYU Libraries. 

Period yearly renewable 

Position Reports To Associate Director for Data Resources & Data Strategy 

Location Downtown Brooklyn, NY 



Metadata management 
Research data metadata standards ETL; 
Database development & management 
Communication with domain scientists 
Communication with lay audiences 
Multi-tasking in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment 
Computer Skills Basic programming (python or similar) 

Education Required
MS in Library & Information Sciences or related field 
1 Metro Tech Center, 
19th Floor Brooklyn NY 11201 United States 

To read full posting and apply:

Thursday, December 24, 2015

P/T - Adj Librarian, Westch Comm Coll (NY)


The following position requires familiarity with the community college philosophy and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Date:        December 10, 2015

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK:  Adjunct Librarian


RESPONSIBILITIES:   The Adjunct Librarian will participate in a very active, robust library information literacy program, planning and teaching library information literacy classes on the main campus, at the college’s extension sites and virtually.  S/he will provide traditional and virtual reference services.  S/he will also assist in the evening and weekend supervision of Library Clerks and Library Technicians as well as assist in the evening and weekend supervision of library building and services, as needed.  10 -15 hours per week, days, evenings and weekends required.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited degree-granting program and one year of experience working as an academic librarian or senior librarian in a middle-size to large public library setting is required.  Two years of academic library experience are strongly preferred.  Knowledge of information and instructional technologies.  The incumbent must have the ability to collaborate and communicate with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community users.  Additional subject masters and supervisory experience preferred.  Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.

POSITION EFFECTIVE:  The position will remain open until filled.

RATE OF PAY:  $39.85 per hour.  No benefits.

TO APPLY:  Send resumes, cover letters, references and copies of transcripts Please indicate “Adjunct Librarian” in the subject line of the email or mail to:

Director, Human Resources
Westchester Community College
                                                                                HR Department, Administration Building- Suite B42
                                                                                75 Grasslands Road
                                                                                Valhalla, NY  10595
                                                                                Fax: (914) 606-7838

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning.

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(Temp) Digital Asset Manager, UNICEF (NY)

Consultancy Assignment: Digital Asset Manager

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.


UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a consultant to manage UNICEF’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform, which houses UNICEF photography, video, brand, publication, as well as other high resolution assets from UNICEF HQ Divisions and other UNICEF offices. The purpose is to identify methods to organize and manage the entire digital asset life cycle from production to distribution and archiving via UNICEF’s DAM platform (see: , while synchronizing with the needs of UNICEF’s Content Management System.
For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.
Minimum requirements and competencies:
• 5+ years of experience managing DAM platforms;
• Higher education degree in Information Science or related field;
• Demonstrable experience with large DAM systems, including technical expertise;
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in coordinating multimedia DAM systems including web, database, API, taxonomy and related components;
• Experience organising and maintaining non-book libraries and special archives online;
• Knowledge of information management and cataloguing standards;
• Understanding of both the challenges of changing working practices around assets and the people challenges of the same;
• Evidence of strong communication skills with team members;
• Experience in directing teams who deliver technical training and technical customer support;
• Demonstrable experience working with taxonomies and metadata;
• Knowledge of international documentary media standards and practices an asset;
• Excellent skills in planning communications;
• Evidence of ability to build good customer relationships with stakeholders and influencers;
• Publishing industry preferred;
• Knowledge of the Orange Logic DAM platform an asset;
• Excellent organisational skills.

How to Apply:

Applications should be sent to: by 12 January 2016. When sending to this mailbox, please ensure that the position you are applying for, ‘Digital Asset Manager’, is quoted on the subject line. Applicants MUST submit their resume along with a signed and dated (not typed) UNICEF P-11. Please send details of the daily fee/rate (in USD) you are willing to accept for the performance of this job. Please state whether negotiable or non-negotiable. To download P11:
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted. Non-US candidates must be in possession of an existing US G4 visa or be a US permanent resident/citizen.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Researcher (Kforce) (NY)

Title: Researcher

Job Description:
Kforce has a client in New York, NY that is seeking an high-level Researcher with experience in financial services. This person will field inquiries from bankers on financial matters, industry sector data, individuals, economic data, company data, transactions, and demographics. Masters of Library Science degree preferred. Must be well versed in ThomsonOne, S&P, CapIQ, Factiva, Nexis, HIS, MergerMarket, Bloomberg, SDC, & Dealogic. Researcher must manage time-sensitive demands, while utilizing the most cost-efficient sources.

5+ years of experience in investment banking in this type of research would be a plus.

Please e-mail resumes to Erica Enman at KForce at

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

F/T - Substitute Circ/Reserves Librarian, BMCC (NY)

Borough of Manhattan  Community College Library is accepting applications for Substitute Circulation/ Reserves Librarian.  This is a full-time substitute position, will be open until filled. Please send any enquiries and resume with cover letter by email to Prof. Phyllis Niles, Acting Chief Librarian at

More information about college can be found at :

The announcement describing the position, closing date, how to apply and the necessary qualifications are below.

Substitute Circulation/Reserves Librarian

The Borough of Manhattan Community College Library seeks a creative, detail oriented, student-centered Circulation Librarian. The candidate will provide leadership and supervision for the Library's Circulation unit.

Responsibilities will include supervising a team of  support staff and college assistants, managing and improving the unit's scheduling and workflow, assisting library users with circulation challenges, overseeing a busy Reserves Collection, and ensuring high levels of service.  Other responsibilities include supervising the Aleph Library system, CUNY First and other duties as assigned by the department chair. Candidate will act as liaison to CUNY Office of Library Services. 
As a member of the Library team, candidate will also participate in the Library's instruction programs, serve at the Reference desk, and contribute to collection development as a departmental liaison.

ALA accredited MLS degree required for appointment as an Instructor.  ALA accredited MLS degree plus second master's degree or doctorate required for an appointment as an Assistant Professor.  Candidate should have at least 2 years of working experience in Circulation.

Excellent oral and written skills and ability to work with people.  Supervisory experience is required.

This is a full-time substitute position, will be open until filled.  Please send your resume with cover letter by email to Phyllis Niles,  Acting Chief Librarian at

Monday, December 21, 2015

F/T - Head of Tech'l Svcs, Lehman/CUNY (NY)

Head of Technical Services, Lehman College

Job Title: Head of Technical Services (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

Job ID: 14163
Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Head of Technical Services is responsible for managing the Library’s database licensing, 
resource allocation, acquisitions, cataloging, and materials processing units.  The candidate is 
tasked with stewarding the annual resource budget, arranging for database licenses, vendor 
 relations, and working closely with the Budget, Accounts Payable, and Procurement Offices. 

Further, the Head of Technical Services oversees licensing of additional electronic content 
(electronic journals and eBooks), standing orders, monographs – with related cataloging and 
processing.  The individual keeps current with developments in the resource management 
arena, develops workflows and policies, and integrates new technologies to streamline 
efficient processing.  This position supervises the Periodicals Librarian, Electronic Information 
Resources staff member, as well as three support staff.  In addition, incumbent provides 
reference and instructional services.

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.  
Second Master’s required for appointment to Assistant Professor.  Candidate should possess 
superlative financial and data management acumen, knowledge of original and copy 
cataloging (OCLC, MARC, RDA), familiarity with online metadata and integrated library 
systems, as well as interest and expertise in adapting emerging technologies.  Excellent 
communication and supervisory skills, as well as comfort dealing with diverse constituencies. 

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health 
insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We 
also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our 
commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and 
search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  Select “Apply Now” and provide the 
 requested information. 

Candidates should provide a CV-resume and names and contact information of three 
professional references.

Review of applications to begin January 29, 2016.
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging 
people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our 
pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.  
Lehman College/CUNY is an EEO/AA/ADA/IRCA Employer.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

P/T - Evening/Wkend Librarian, Bramson ORT Coll (NY)

Bramson ORT College is a growing, 2 yr. college with campuses in Forest Hills, Queens and Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  We are seeking an Evening/Weekend Librarian to work in our Forest Hills location on Monday-Thursday evenings and during the day on Sundays.
-Assist students with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources
-Work on cataloging projects
-Contribute to LibGuides and other research aids.
-Performs administrative-related tasks as required.
-Supervise student worker
-MLS degree or significant progress toward the degree
-Ability to work Monday-Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm and on Sundays 9 AM- 2 PM.  Must be reliable
-Experience providing reference and using online resources
-Excellent communication and customer services skills
-Ability to work independently
Please send cover letter and resume to Shelly Santos, Library Director at

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gov't Documents Librarian, Voxgov (NY)

Position: Government Documents Librarian (New York, NY)

About Us
Voxgov is fast growing startup company that collects, organizes, and analyzes tens of millions of U.S. federal government documents. We are looking for a librarian to conduct live and web-based demonstrations of the voxgov platform to current and prospective clients.  You will also be a part of our content management team, responsible for assuring the quality of our data on a daily basis.

About you
You are a librarian with a strong understanding of US government documents who is very comfortable with public speaking in a variety of settings. You are an extremely detail-oriented individual, who can quickly and accurately find and report errors in our content. You are eager to work for a growing start-up and becoming an invaluable member of our team. 

·       Review content to ensure unwanted material is not included before publishing
·       Work closely with data team to complete projects
·       Conduct error-free data analysis
·       Conduct product demos for prospective subscribers in academic and corporate sectors
·       Conduct ongoing in-depth training and instruction sessions for current clients 
·       Determine new data points for collection
·       Advise on government information projects as needed

·       MLS from ALA accredited school
·       Proven proficiency in working with Government Documents
·       Proven proficiency in database research and reference
·       Prior instructional technology experience
·       Comfortable in client-facing, highly-interactive role
·       Excellent presentation skills
·       Excellent communication skills, especially public speaking
·       Ability to facilitate group discussion in person or via remote meeting software
·       Travel as necessary. Currently ~5% of job
·       Comfort working within a small, but growing team
·       Strong attention to detail
·       Excellent time management skills and ability to manage several tasks
·       Ability to work quickly and efficiently 

Preferred Abilities
·       Interest in emerging technologies
·       Knowledge of government document research platforms
·       Interest in working for a growing start-up
·       Comfortable working in front of a computer for long stretches

Please direct all applications and inquiries to Robert Dessau. Please apply by submitting a Word or PDF version of your resume and cover letter to

Digitization Project Coordinator, Hunter Coll (NY)

Digitization Project Coordinator, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

Job Opening: Digitization Project Coordinator (Full time equivalent)
Location: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College,
East Building, 68th ST & Lexington Ave
Schedule: Flexible (Mon-Friday, 9-5)
Start Date: Available immediately
Closing Date: Open until filled

Compensation: Commensurate with work experiences, salary history and falls within established university guidelines. Position is full time equivalent (comprised of 2 part time funding sources). Limited fringe benefits available.

Assignments & Supervision:
Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs. Works under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, part time assistants work under the supervision of the Library Manager.

• Contribute to the coordination, development and implementation of Centro digital projects.
• Enforce best practices for processing, quality control, content management, and preservation of digital collections according to national standards.
• Solve problems, answer questions and provide technical solutions to supervisor and staff.
• Oversee training and supervision of other project team members.
• Maintain statistics and prepare official project reports as requested.
• Responsible for all technical aspects of digital project outcomes.

• Working experience with structured data, digital object standards, and metadata formats and standards.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Working knowledge of English and Spanish language reading skills.
• Understanding of digital library challenges and trends.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive recommendations, interpret and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
• Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
• Experience working as a team member, organizing staff time management and exercising supervisory responsibilities.
• Knowledge of the methodologies, including digital imaging and recording technologies, for creating reproductions of primary source materials
• Experience with databases and software, including content management systems such as CollectiveAccess and intranet/document management systems such as SharePoint.
• Familiarity or knowledge of digital preservation issues and experience handling rare and delicate archival and library materials.
• Working knowledge of copyright law and fair use.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY at . The subject line of the email should read: Digitization Project Coordinator. Telephone queries: 212-772-5706.

About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation of
the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies.
Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

F/T - Librarian, Catalyst (NY or Telecommute)

TITLE: Librarian (Associate Level)

DEPARTMENT: Information Center (IC)


LOCATION: NYC Office or virtual in the United States

Catalyst is looking for a full-time reference librarian to join our fast-paced Information Center (IC). Your responsibility as a member of the IC team is to support Catalyst’s mission by providing reference to questions from our 800 member organizations, the media, scholars, and the public on a variety of diversity and inclusion topics. This librarian will also handle copyright and record retention, conduct secondary research, and create clear, concise, and impactful products in Catalyst’s areas of focus including STEM, men, Millennials in the workplace, LGBT, inclusive leadership, and people of color, among others.

Essential Functions


• Provides in-depth answers to reference requests from key stakeholders, including Catalyst member organizations, staff, media, academics, government agencies, and students.

Knowledge Management, Copyright, Records Retention:

• Works closely with the Chief Knowledge Officer to define, manage, and update content management standards.

• Updates records-retention policies and teaches staff how to follow these policies.

• Develops expertise in copyright, and assists staff in maintaining Catalyst copyright standards.

• Supports institutional archive activities, including collecting digital and hard copy materials for historical preservation.

Product Development

• Researches and creates or updates Information Center knowledge products, including statistical fact sheets, white papers, and trend reports.

• Provides data and input on infographics and data visualizations.

Department Operations

• Coordinates with the IC staff and Finance departments to complete monthly expense reports.

Knowledge and Skills

• Powerful research and reference abilities.

• Ability to work effectively on teams and collaborate.

• Excellent writing and strong communication skills.

• Advanced computer literacy (Windows-based environment) and technical skills, as well as a curiosity about and openness to exploring new technology.

• Ability to organize and manage own workload.

• Openness to learning on a daily basis.

• Flexibility to adapt to frequent and unexpected demands.

Working Conditions

• Deadline-driven, results-focused, fast-paced environment with frequent and unexpected demands.

• Fun challenges and collaborative team.

• Team is geographically spread out, and relies heavily on real-time messaging system.

Education and Experience Requirements

This position requires that the candidate have an MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or an international equivalent, and at least two years of experience with basic library processes and procedures. Knowledge of copyright is nice to have.

Application Instructions

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary history to with "Librarian" in the subject line. The location of this position is flexible—please indicate whether the NYC office or the city of your home office would be the preferred location.


Content Manager, Voxgov (NY)


About Us
Voxgov is fast growing startup company that collects, organizes, and analyzes tens of millions of U.S. federal government documents. We are looking for someone who has skills in quality assurance, administration, data entry, and has an excellent eye for detail. This is an entry-level position with room for growth.

About you
You are an extremely detail-oriented individual, who can quickly and accurately find and report errors in our content. You have basic computer skills and are comfortable working in front of a computer for long stretches. You are eager to work for a growing start-up and becoming an invaluable member of our team. You are a motivated self-starter.

• Review content to ensure unwanted material is not included before publishing
• Work closely with data team to complete projects
• Conduct error-free data analysis

• Experience and comfort using a computer and sitting in front of a screen for the majority of the day
• Technical skills include familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs; all other needed software skills will be taught on-site
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently
• Excellent communication skills
• An interest in government and politics is not required but is a plus
• An interest in working for a small, emerging start-up company is a plus

• The position is paid, and can be filled by an intern or full-time employee
• Compensation: competitive salary

To apply: email a cover letter and resume to